Measurement systems for efficacy testing on human skin also find their place for measuring on animals. Bioengineering methods are used to do efficacy testing on care, nutrition, pharmaceuticals and drugs for animals. Investigating skin and hair diseases in animals is another wide field. There are several studies from different applications where the C+K devices have been used in zoology/animal health.
Corneometer® CM 825
For more than 35 years the Corneometer® has provided the worldwide most used method to reproducibly and accurately determine the hydration level of the skin surface (stratum corneum). The probe has also been used to measure animal skin documented in a variety of studies.
Sebumeter® SM 815
For more than 35 years the Sebumeter® has provided the worldwide most used method to reproducibly and accurately determine the sebum level of the skin surface, as well as on scalp and hair. The use on animal skin and hair is stated in literature.
Mexameter® MX 18
The Mexameter® MX 18 is a very easy, quick and economical tool to measure the two components, mainly responsible for the colour of the skin: melanin and haemoglobin (erythema) by reflectance. Especially measuring erythema is used e.g. in atopic dermatitis with dogs.
Tewameter® TM 300
The Tewameter® TM 300 with its “open chamber” principle is the worldwide most accepted measuring device for the assessment of the Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL). This important parameter has a large field of application in animal health or in efficacy testing of animal care products, e.g. hoof protection and many more fields.
Cutometer® Dual MPA 580
For more than 35 years elasticity measurements with the Cutometer® have been recognized as standard in cosmetology and have been used to support the latest discoveries in this field. Also in animal care products and animal health, "elasticity" plays a big role.
Skin-pH-Meter PH 905
The Skin-pH-Meter PH 905 is a quick, easy and economical tool to specifically measure the pH on the skin surface or the scalp. Several studies mention its use on animal skin. In veterinary medicine, pH determination is used in the field of otitis.
Skin-Glossymeter GL 200
Measuring gloss is imporatnt in efficacy testing of animal care products and nutrition. Skin and fur are supposed to show a natural, luminous gloss without appearing oily.
Indentometer IDM 800
The Indentometer IDM 800 is a quick, easy and economical tool to look at the skin softness/stiffness. The special scalp probe is excellently suited to measure on animal skin with hair.
Tewameter® TM Nano
With its exceptional small measuring chamber (only 2 mm Ø), the Tewameter® TM Nano allows to measure the Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) in g/h/m² on small, or difficult to reach sites, e.g. animal skin with hair or very small animals.
Visioscan® VC 20plus
The Visioscan® VC 20plus is a unique UVA-light video camera with high resolution to study the skin surface directly. The SELS® parameters (Surface Evaluation of the Living Skin) have been developed especially for this camera and are used in numerous studies. The images show the structure of the skin and the level of dryness very impressively. The camera can be used on pigmented spots and lesions and on hair. With its multi-functional software, the Visioscan® VC 20plus is a very flexible system to characterize also animal skin easily, accurately and very economically. It had been used on board of the International Space Station ISS for several years.
Meibometer® MB 560
Lipids produced by the Meibomian glands keep the moisture of the tear fluid, thereby prevent the eyes from drying and keep them clear with comfortable vision. The typical dry eye problem is caused when the lipid production at the Meibomian glands is disrupted. The tear film becomes destabilized and can break down quickly, creating dry spots on the surface of the eyes. The Meibometer® is the first and only measurement tool worldwide offering an interesting and unique approach to assess this deficiency.
Derma Unit SSC 3
The Derma Unit SSC3 is the classic compact device with a digital display for Sebumeter® / Corneometer® / Skin-pH-Meter in one housing.